Department Trainings

To support, update, and train the various academic departments at Rice on immigration processes that impact international student and scholars, OISS regularly organizes department trainings, workshops, and roundtable discussions. All our events, for departments, students, and scholars can be seen on our Event Calendar.

Annual Department Training

Held every year to provide important updates regarding changes to immigration laws, processes, compliance requirements, etc.

Thursday, January 27, 2022
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 933 1743 5213 | Passcode: OISS

Spring Roundtable trainings

Roundtable Trainings are typically held every February to train new Department Coordinators and Administrators regarding processes for inviting international students and scholars to Rice on specific visa types or categories, while also offering the seasoned Department Coordinators/Administrators the opportunity to bring their questions, issues, and unique cases for discussion.

F-1 Roundtable
This roundtable will focus on the process for international students on F-1 visas.
Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (Zoom Meeting ID: 967 7755 4382 | Passcode: 052174)

H-1B Roundtable
This roundtable will focus on the process for international scholars on H-1B visas.
Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Zoom Meeting ID: 963 2543 0939 | Passcode: 083769)

J-1 Roundtable
This roundtable will focus on the process for international scholars on J-1 visas.
Monday, February 7, 2022, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Zoom Meeting ID: 936 5769 2143 | Passcode: 803890)

One-Time Visitor Roundtable
This roundtable will focus on the process for one-time visitors (e.g. lecturers) receiving an honorarium.
Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Zoom Meeting ID: 938 8118 5945 | Passcode: 903878)

Workshops

OISS also offers semesterly immigration seminars for international students and scholars interested in the H-1B visa and Permanent Residency, as well as a spring workshop on filing U.S. Taxes. Department Coordinators and Administrators are welcome to attend these sessions if they wish, but are especially encouraged to remind their international students and scholars who may benefit from the information to attend.